Tunable generation of correlated vortices in open superconductor tubes

Vladimir M. Fomin, Roman O. Rezaev, Oliver G. Schmidt

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As shown theoretically, geometry determines the dynamics of vortices in the presence of transport currents in open superconductor micro- and nanotubes subject to a magnetic field orthogonal to the axis. In low magnetic fields, vortices nucleate periodically at one edge of the tube, subsequently move along the tube under the action of the Lorentz force and denucleate at the opposite edge of the tube. In high magnetic fields, vortices pass along rows closest to the slit. Intervortex correlations lead to an attraction between vortices moving at opposite sides of a tube. Open superconductor nanotubes provide a tunable generator of superconducting vortices for fluxon-based quantum computing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1282-1287
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012


  • Ginzburg-Landau theory
  • open superconductor nanotubes
  • Superconducting vortices
  • tunable generator of superconducting vortices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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